November 6, 2011 (Santee) -- The Santee Firefighters and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department are sponsoring a the 13th Santee Breakfast in honor of Veterans Day. All of the proceeds will benefit the Warrior Care Inititive Armed Services YMCA.
Have breakfast at the fire station from 7:00am to 10:30am.
November 6, 2011 (Poway)-- San Diego Sheriff's deputies responded to call Friday evening, November 4, to assist the fire department with male juveniles who were using drugs and hallucinating in the 14800 block of Midland Road. While en route to the call, the deputies received word that one of the youths had been shot.
November 5, 2011 (San Diego's East County) - Julian receiving a dusting of snow in Friday's storm, though the slushy white had melted away by late today. For those who missed a snow-day adventure, however, take heart. More snow is forecast tomorrow in East County's mountain areas.
National movement to support Main Street, not Wall Street, yields big impact
Story by Miriam Raftery
Photos by Jerry Malamud and Ron Logan
November 5, 2011 (San Diego) –“As of today, one million American consumers are hurling a lightning bolt at the big banks, moving their money out,” Diane Sawyer at ABC news reported Friday.
That report aired before today's target date set by the “Move Your Money” movement for consumers to strike back at Wall Street banks blamed for the financial meltdown. Across America, people are heeding the call, shifting their funds into credit unions or locally-owned banks.
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November 5, 2011(San Diego) – Councilmember Marti Emerald says San Diego needs to recover its costs for use of the City’s medical/rescue helicopters. So she is asking Congress for federal permission to allow the city to charge patients for costs of treatment and rescue services. Emerald says the move is needed to assure rescue helicopters are available when needed.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service offers these tips to help prevent mail theft
November 5, 2011 (San Diego) - The most likely times for mail theft to occur are around November 15, then again between December 1 and the Christmas holiday season. How can you foil these grinches from stealing your holiday cheer?
November 5, 2011 (Alpine) -- Viejas Outlets is proud to announce the official opening of Brooks Brothers Factory Store. The 7,200 square foot store is the 9th in California and offers a full range of Brooks Brothers fine clothing and accessories for men and women.
November 5, 2011 (Santee) -- The Friends of Santee’s River Park and the San Diego River Park Foundation are seeking volunteers to donate a few hours of their time to help the Community of Santee and the San Diego River be clean and healthy. River Scouting teams have identified several trash and former camp sites that need to be removed before the winter rain washes it into the river.
November 4, 2011 (San Diego) – Rain-slicked highways resulted in 340 collisions countywide by 10 p.m. tonight, roughly six times the number of crashes (50 to 75) on a normal “good weather” day, California Highway Patrol Officer Larry Landeros reports.
November 4, 2011 (San Diego) – I love surprises. I drove into the parking lot where the In Time screening too place thinking that it was going to be a dime a dozen action film with incoherent stunts and poor camerawork held together by a gimmick. Over two hours later, I went home with a smile on my face.
November 4, 2100 (United States) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
The national test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 11 am and will last 30 seconds.
November 4, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- Yesterday, ECM reported that some rural residents were left without power during a red flag alert, after receiving warnings from SDG&E that the utility might shut down power due to high fire-risk conditions.
Today, however, SDG&E has denied that power shut-offs impacting an esteimated 5,200 customers was intentional.
Members seek deep cuts in Social Security and Medicare, refuse to consider new revenue options
By Jeremy Los
November 3, 2011 (Washington D.C.– Deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are all on the table as the newly minted “budget super committee” in Congress works to slash trillions of dollars from the nation’s soaring debt.
November 3, 2011 (La Mesa) -- Based on an extensive joint investigation by three agencies, an arrest was made and search warrant served at a residence in the unincorporated area of La Mesa early this morning. Michael Joseph Morris, 51 of La Mesa was arrested and booked into county jail on one count of arson to Forest Land and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
“SDG&E exemplifies the hypocritical worst of the One Percent: higher profits, higher rates and disregard for lives.” – Kim Hamilton, Deerhorn Valley Antler editor
By Miriam Raftery
November 3, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Rural East County residents are voicing concerns over a power-shut down yesterday while a 600-acre wildfire in Mexico threatened to jump the border. The night before, some residents received a warning from SDG&E that the utility intended to shut off power due to a red flag alert signaling severe fire danger.
People Encouraged to Protect their Properties, Keep Roadways and Storm Drains Clear
November 3, 2011 (San Diego County) -- With the rainy season approaching, the County Department of Public Works (DPW) is again giving free sandbags to people in unincorporated communities to protect their homes, neighborhoods and streets from damaging mud and debris flows, flooding and erosion.
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
By Walter Hall
November 2, 2011 (La Mesa)--This is the final installment of ECM’s three- part series on the proposed Property-based Business Improvement District (PBID) for downtown La Mesa. As the process enters the voting stage, we review the changing expectations and remaining concerns among business and property owners in the district. For the background and readers’ comments see Part I http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/6980; the most contentious issues in the story are examined in Part II at http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/7105
November 2, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--We who simply wish for an honorable Grossmont Union High School District are one step forward, and two steps backward with this GUHSD and Governing Board of Trustees once again. Over this past summer, with the votes occurring on July 14th, and actions continuing in September and October, the GUHSD Board has been less than honorable.
November 3, 2011 (Alpine) -- Jacob Burton of Alpine and Lyndon Franklin of El Cajon have been selected to represent San Diego and Southern Riverside County on the San Diego American Youth Football All-Star Team.
November 3, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The official dedication celebration of the new El Cajon Police Station will be held on Saturday, November 12th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 100 Civic Center Way in downtown El Cajon. Visitors will see law enforcement displays, including SWAT and other specialized police units located in the parking lot, and tours will be given of the new high-tech facility.
November 3, 2011 (El Cajon)—The City of El Cajon’s Special Events Committee needs your support for its drive to collect items for care packages that will be distributed to overseas military members before the holidays. Donations of items and funds are needed before the November 11 deadline.